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ashington Merry Oo-Round





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Press, 1940-41

WASHINGTON-Only insiders know it, but
the Government is preparing drastic price con-
trols if the present upward trend continues.
They fear a runaway price situation which
would hit the pocketbooks of the great mass
of consumers. And the last thing the Admin-
istration wants righ't now is a hot cost-of-living
potato on its hands.
So far there have been marked price advances
only in a few commodities-lumber, scrap iron,
and other basic raw materials. But recently
there have been tell-tale signs of a general up-
ward movement, and some of those mysterious
late-afternoon White House conferences have
been over this problem. Three plans of attack
are under consideration:
1. Use of the priorities control now vested in
the Office of Production Management, under
.the supervision of ex-U.S. steel man Edward R.
Stettinius, Jr., to deprive price gougers of their
supplies, thus forcing them either to go out of
business or bring their prices down.
2. Use of the "draft industry" law to compel
prce gouging concerns to sell to the Govern-
ment at a fixed figure; also to "freeze" prices
in industries where quotations persist in getting
out of line with what are considered fair levelr
3. Imposition of a price ceiling on all com-
modities and on every step in the industrial
process from raw materials to retailer.
The last was the recommendation of Bernard
Baruch, based on his experience as head of the
1917-18 War Industries Board. In private con-
ferences with Roosevelt and Defense chiefs,
Baruch emphasized that the one big price les-
son learned in World War I was that half-way
control measures were worse than none at all.
"You must either stabilize every price or sta-
bilize no price," he declared. "If you impose con-
trols only at one point, you leave the door wide
open for a worse break-away somewhere else.
The only effective defense is total defense and
the only effective price control is total control."
Action On Housing
Housing for civilian defense workers, one of
the most muddled phases of the defense pro-
gram, now looks as it is going somewhere-
thanks to the quiet intervention of Mrs. Roose-
velt and Frederic A. Delano, uncle of the Pres-

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Paul M. Chandler
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Irving Guttman
Robert Gilmour
Helen Bohnsack
Jane Krause

The editorials published in The Michi-
gan Daily are written by members of The
Daily staff and represent the views of the
writers only.
Goodfellow Fund
G9es To Work .. .
r E NICKELS and dimes and dollars
that the campus contributed to the
Goodfellow Fund of The Daily before Christmas
have gone to work.
During the year you may chance to see some
of the results from the $7,02.15 which you con-
tributed. You may know a student who is in
college on such a narrow shoestring that he is
unable to buy this or that epensive textbook.'
Then when you see him again he will probably
have the book, for a portion of the Goodfellow
funds have been turned over to the Textbook
Lending Library to help this group aid such
Another student you know may buy his books,
but then along in the semester some place he
may come to such a rough spot that even the
smallest donation would help him through.
Again, he may have a few Goodfellow dollars
come to his rescue, via the Student Goodwill
THE LARGEST SUM, however, will be used
by the Family Welfare Bureau, a local char-
ity which helps needy families. For instance,
one of the University's oldest alumnae is an old
Negro woman whose food and shelter are pro-
vided by the Bureau.
You see, therefore, that the money you paid
for Goodfellow Dailies is used entirely here in
Ann Arbor and for the benefit of both students
and townspeople. It is not a program to pro-
vide baskets for Christmas and nothing for New
Years, but is helping someone throughout the
- Hervie Haufler
County Airport Plans
Move Forward . .
made in Washtenaw County's long
battle for an adequate airport when petitions
were circulated Thursday that would allow the
Board of Supervisors to take action on a refer-
endum proposal for a bond issue in time to sub-
mit the proposal to the voters in the coming
April election.
The petitions would allow the Board to meet
on March 10 rather than March 3, thus fulfill-
ing statutory requirements that the Board act
on the proposal 30 days before it is submitted
to the voters.
The question to be brought before the Board
is whether to ask the voters at the April election
to decide on two issues: approval of the special.
bond issue; and increasing the 15-mill tax limi-
tation for a five-year period to pay off the bond
N ORDER to obtain necessary funds for the
airport, which would serve the entire County
district, a certain amount would have to be re-
ceived from the federal government through
the CAA and the Public Works Administration.
As yet no definite commitments have been made
by federal agents, contrary to reports that have
been published.
The airport would occupy the present site of
the Ypsilanti airport, owned by Mrs. L. W. Oli-
phant of Barton Hills, and three adjoining


Aladdin, current production at the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre represents in its adapted form
a la director Richard McKelvey, outstanding
Children's Theatre entertainment.
Significant is the fact that the script has been
designed for the kids. Questions are put to the
audience-and the kids answer when they're ad-
dressed. Lines in the play built for the juvenile
include the description of Roman candles as
"candles that have eaten their spinach."
Secondly, enough adult jargon has been added
to insure parent and student appeal as well as
that of the children. The genie rattles off
"Could Be" and refers lightly to the draft; an
African billboard reads "Uncle Sambo Needs
Thirdly, the castingis appealing with Bob
Lewis, '42, stealing the show with his Union
Opera style rendition of two familiar tunes with
original words, and a scene in which he, as the
screwball magician, brews up a potion in the
caldron after a series of Groucho Marx dance
movements. Lewis puts in a fine performance in
which he plays to his audience in the comedy
fashion adults and children alike find good for
Bill Mills, Grad., plays each of his three roles
as the Sultan and the two genies of the ring
and the lamp with a feeling for each, while not-
able in the children's parts were Nancy Cory
as the princess, Edward Davis as the grand wizer
to the sultan, and Dick Webb and Dude Stephen-
son whose English accent and Negro singing are
indicative of both talent and skillful direction.
It is notable. considering that the children
enjoy participation as much as watching the
plays, that the cast of Aladdin included more
youngsters than any of'the previous Children's
Theatre plays of this season. With a cast of
seventy-odd and a production half again as long
as previous efforts have been, it is hardly passing
laurels out too freely to credit the production
staff for its work in handling the song and dance
choruses and the costumes among other things.
As a climax to their 1940-41 season, for script
and handling, Aladdin of the Children's Theatre
deserves applause. -_. H.
work of the Junior Chamber of Commerce Air-
port Committee, under the direction of Dr. C.
Merle Dixon, makes it seem likely that there
will be little trouble in getting the proposal sub-
mitted to the voters.
Ann Arbor itself, and the whole county, should
realize the value of the project. Industrial ad-
vantages are many Modern industry is re-
luctant to build in sites that are not adequately
equipped for air transport.
mail stop will be made at the airport, which
will mean much to the county.
And there are many advantages to the Uni-
versity, not only in the possibility of an increase
in the CAA quota, which is far below the average
for a University of this size, but also in the more
efficient transportation facilities which would
increase Ann Arbor's attraction as a University
town and one of the great cultural centers of the

ident and chairman of the National Resources
Planning Board.
Both exerted their influence through FDR,
himself. The First Lady told him of shocking
housing conditions among defense workers
which she had seen in several cities, and warned
that there would be serious consequences unless
something was done quickly. Delano urged
Roosevelt to get behind the CIO's plan for pre-
fabricated homes.
Impressed by the reports of his wife and uncle,
the President got busy. He ordered the various
housing agencies to report to him weekly re-
garding progress; approved the purchase of sev-
eral thousand trailers for emergency homes in
the worst areas; and gave the go-ahead signal
for a large-scale trial of prefabricated homes.
As a result, prefabricated and trailer units
have been earmarked by Defense Housing Co--
Ordinator Charles F. Palmer for congested pro-
duction areas in Virginia, New Jersey, Indiana
and California. and the Public 'Buildings Ad-
ministration is placing orders for 3,000 prefab-
ricated houses as part of the 17,000 units it
must complete by spring.
In several states which went Republican last
November, but failed to oust all of the Demo-
cratic congressmen, the local GOP legislatures
are now planning to accomplish by gerryman-
iering what they failed to do with the ballot.
In the redistricting required by the 1940 cen-
sus. they are out to oust the remaining Demo-
The Reply Churlish
since H. V. S. Ogden's letter was brought to
my attention, to determine whether I am a pop-
ular front and an advance guard for Hitler.
After lengthy sessions alone with my conscience
and m mirror, I can only say I don't know.
This is not a new thought for me. It is this
feeling of uncertainty about just what is the
right thing to do at this time which has kept me
from joining the ranks either of the all-out-aid-
to-Britain people or the several varieties of anti-
war or anti-draft or anti-aid people.
Ready to admit my general ignorance of
any field whatsoever, though I have a fine
collection of Mark Twain first editions, and
at one time had the best U.S. stamp collec-
tion on my street. I did try to check on the
title of Mr. Ogden's PhD. thesis so I could
find out what field he is an expert in, but
no soap, and a fine shaft of sarcasm is
blunted. Anyhow, as I announced at the
beginning of the year, I don't want to feud,
and won't unless somebody comes over to
my room with his gang or insults my moth-
er. At the time I figured current-events ex-
pert Preston Slosson as my probable oppo-
nent, but am glad to see that the English
department takes such a healthy interest in
these matters.
O CLEAR UP most wounding misapprehen-
sion in Mr. Ogden's letter, I don't detest
Mr. Ogden, or any professors. Maybe I get a
little sore at some of them from time to time,
but I am ready to allow them enough air to
breathe, and feel quite firmly that they have as
much place in the world as I have. I don't even
know Mr. Ogden. In the realm of pure logic,
referring back to general ignorance of any field
whatsoever, obviously I must know what the
Stalinist (and others) interpretation of the war
against Hitler is, if I am accused of making it,
thus belying "any field whatsoever." But am
still ready to stand or fall on Mark Twain first
And don't quote me on professors having no
right to opinions on matters outside their own
fields. We all have such rights. But I think
perhaps the tendency today is to credit the
statements of experts in a particular field with
having the same weight and veracity in every
field the experts choose to comment on. Though
I accord a fairly high level of intelligence to any
man who has mastered the details of a field of

knowledge, such as English literature, and
though I realize that this intelligence when ap-
plied to other matters does not cease to func-
tion, I must, at the risk of being unmannerly,
insist that until such a man has proven his
thorough mastery of the details of what he is
discussing outside of his field, he shall not at-
tempt to impose his views on others with too
much conviction and vehemence. When a man
does such a thing, he denies the value of his
own method, for if political experts were to
deal as casually with the ins and outs of some
highly specialized field of literature, and pro-
fess to have all the answers, and not only be-
little the opinions of others, but attempt to
make them ridiculous simply because they dis-
agreed. I am sure Mr. Ogden could write a very
nasty letter to the editor dealing with such
IN SHORT, it's you and me, Mr. Ogden.
Neither one of us knows all about it, do
we? So we just have to make up our minds
tentatively, and keep looking for more facts
either to confirm or change our opinions.
uist you and me. Mr. Ogden. "We are poor
little sheep who lost our way," eh, Mr. Og-
den? Come on, now. I've admitted I'm not
quro Ti R ,aw '.hmif win- r n a. - fl44 nn*,-

FAMOUS last words: From Stan
Swinton, about to enter military
service: "I favored the draft politi-
cally, so why should I object to going
myself?" You'd never know our Man-
ley these days.
Nomination for the bluest man
in Ann Arbor: Capt. Billy Combs
of the wrestling team, trying to
discover his eligibility status and
fighting off the heartless newspa-
per men who are running the
ANN ARBOR'S current mystery
athlete: Warren Breidenbach,
currently running in the east, who
has a convenient incomplete in one
subject since the semester began.
Most obvious pronouncement of
the week: Touchstone (always look-
ing for your welfare) "Keep your
eyes open for theannouncement of
the Wyvern Sphinx dance coming up
To those attending the Lydia Men-
delssohn Theatre last night in hopes
of seeing a production equal to
Hollywood's "Grapes, of Wrath,"
MV4ichael Powell's "Edge of the World,"
must have been somewhat of a dis-
appointment. But to the rest, who
went to see the British prize film
of 1940, the picture represented at
the very least a well-spent evening.
The story was a simple picture
of the economic and social disorgani-
zation of a small group of people
living on a rocky island off the coast
of Scotland-and it was superbly
done. True, there was much left to
be desired in the general organization
of the plot but this was more than
made up for by the realism of the
scenery and the well-executed at-
mosphere of suspense which pervaded
In general, the acting was good.
Of the two stars, John Laurie, who
portrayed the role of the heroine's
father, was by far the superior. His
performance, easily equal to that
of Thomas Mitchell in the "Long
Voyage Home," is undoubtedly ofe
of the best seen on the screen during
the past few years.
Bell Chrystall, who played his
daughter, to appear convincing at
all times although, in all fairness, it
cannot be said that she was no more
than an average performer.


L. M. Eich.

VOL. LI. No. 99
Publication in the Daily Officialg
Bulletin is constructive notice to allO
members of the University.a
Library Hours on Washington'st
Birthday: Today the Service Depart-n
ments of the General Library will bep
open the usual hours, 7:45 a.m. to
10:00 p.m. The Study Halls outside
of the building and the Departmental
Libraries will be closed.
Wm. W. Bishop, Librarian
Certificates of Eligibility: Pleasey
bring first semester report of gradess
to the Office of the Dean of Students
when applying for a certificate of
eligibility for the second semester.-
Freshman Eligibility: A freshman,
during his second semester of resi-
,ence, may be granted a Certificate
of Eligibility provided he has com-
pleted 15 hours or more of work withr
(1) at least one mark of A or B and
with no mark of less than C, or (2)1
at least 2% times as many honor
points as hours and with no mark
of E.
College of Literature, Science and
the Arts, School of Music, and School
of Education: Students who received
marks of I or X at the close of their
last term of attendance (viz., semes-
ter of summer session) will receive a
grade of E in the course unless this
work is made up by March 17. Stu-
dents wishing an extension of time
beyond this date should file a peti-
tion addressed to the appropriate'
official in their school with Room
4 U.H., where it will be transmitted.
Robert L. Williams,
Assistant Registrar
University Oratorical Contest: Pre-
liminaries for the University Oratori-
cal Contest will be held March 24 at
4:00 p.m. in 4003 Angell Hall. Those
wishing to enter this contest should
register at once in the office of the
Department of Speech, 3211 Angell
Hall, where instructions will be given.

Iloninie Says

How can we come

to terms with

(Editor's Note: Every vacation, it
seems, this column gets hopelessly
swamped in new popular releases. Our
reader and sympathizer has offered
to help dig us out today and tomor-
row. M.O.)
A GREENHOUSE full of orchids
to Columbia for their work in
bringing us the music of the pioneers
and virtual swing Demi-Gods. Their
latest contribution is a reissue of
eight by Earl Hines, when "the Fath-
er" was at his musical peak. Hines
was the originator of the "trumpet-
style piano," i.e., a piano style based
on the principle employed by a trum-
pet ride with a rhythm section back-
ground. The treble can be compared
with the trumpet in that it carries
the melody in amelodic line of single
notes while the bass provides a har-
mony and rhythmic beat. This is the
style which forms the basis of the
music of such pianists as Stacy, Sulli-
van, Horace Henderson, and many
These Hines recordings, which in-
clude 57 Varieties, I Ain't Got Nobody,
Caution Blues, and A Monday Date,
were originally waxed on Okeh in
1928. However, one should not get
the impression that these solos are
dated. They are, in fact, superior to
most of the commercial piano played
today. Although it would be a prac-
tical impossibility to criticize these
piano solos without employing much
use of technical language and know-
ledge (which I must admit is sadly
lacking to yours truly), I think it
fitting to repudiate one of the com-
mon complaints so often directed at
Hines. Often we hear it said that Earl
uses this method because of its sim-
rlicity. Despite its economy of notes,
it requires tremendous technique,
and Hines' extraordinary outbursts of
counter-rhythms in fast tempo defy
any allegations that he uses this out-
wardly delicate style because of its
apparent simplicity.
I Ain't Got Nobody is probably

our world? There it goes, a bewilder-
ing dynamic affair. To move within
it and contribute my talent, to dis-
cover its energies and invest my selec-
tive faculties, to fathom its inner, sig-
nificance and identify my own in-
terests with God's, that would be
"coming to terms" with my world.
But practically how shall I begin?
Not by withdrawal, certainly, nor by
passive acquiescence to the first in-
fluences which play about ie. Rather
by a dual effort; first, an effort to
understand more certainly the tra-
dition out of which this person I
call myself has evolved, and second,to
do well the duty next at hand. Out
of these two efforts, reverently re-
viewed in the light of an ideal way
of life, should grow an adequate life
There is much debate in every age
between those who value tradition as
the soil of creative work as well as the
repository of vicarious learning and
those who belittle tradition, discount
origins and expect the human spirit
to take off from nowhere and make
a new society. We certainly need a
new society. However, in a time of
stress and strain such as we live in
today, the tradition side of that equa-
tion should turn out to be doubly
In the main your family, your
school, your church, your community,
your nation is spirit centered in spite
of its desperate occupation with mat-
ter. Your tradition and mine, per-
haps vaguely, but never the less real-
ly, believes with Plato and the He-
brew prophets that the good, the true,
and the beautiful, which men hold
as ideals are expressions of the very
center of being. Therefore, the stars
in their course argue for us when
we unreservedly drive toward those
lofty goals.
But does such a belief,-a vicarious
learning which is of such a quality,
shorten the stride and limit free-
dom? It is youths reply to this ques-
tion which determines his ease and
freedom in a University. One cannot
make a dogmatic reply to that ques-
tion, for, while most of us who have
spent time within University com-
munities will insist that the spiritual
view, rather than a materialistic one,
lends scope to the mind and power to
the personality, we do meet students
who are halted in their stride by con-
flicts of church origin and we know
some adults who get badly tangled
in spite of all the peace which ,a
spiritual concept should offer.
Wholesome advice might run about
as follows: Try the spiritual view.
Strike hands with your parents. Re-
discover the secret of that altar at
which you were dedicated. Bring your

Freshmen who competed in , the
Hopwood contest should call at the
Hopwood Room for their manuscripts,
n Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday
afternoon, February 24, 25 and 26.
R. W. Cowden
Hopwood Contestants: All petitions
to the Hopwood Committee must be
made before March 1. See page 9,
paragraph 17, of the Hopwood bul-
R. W. Cowden
Mechanical Engineering Seniors:
Worthington Pump & Machinery
Corp., Harrison, N.J., representative,
will interview men whose courses of
study have given them a good
grounding in hydraulics and heat
engineering. Appointments arranged
in Mechanical Engineering Dept., 221
W. Eng. Bldg., for Tuesday, Febru-
ary 25.
The American Association of Uni-
versity Women Fellowship, in honor
of May Preston Slosson, is to . be
awarded for 1941-42. Open to women
for graduate study. Application
blanks may be obtained at the Gradu-
ate, School Office, and must be re-
turned to that Office, together with
letters of recommendations, before
March 24, 1941.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
United States Civil Service Examina-
Senior Chemical Analyst, $2,000 a
Assistant Chemical Analyst, $1,620
a year. Optional Subjects: Precious
Metals Assaying, Ore and Metals An-
alysis, Coal Analysis, Petroleum An-
alysis, Gas Analysis. Closing date
Mvarch ,13, 1941.
Inspector, Naval Civilian Police,
$3,800 a yeart, closing date March 13,
Further information may be ob-
tained at the Bureau, 201 Mason
Hall, hours 9-12 and 2-4.
The University Bureau of Appoint-
ments and Occupational Information
has received notice of the following
Civil Service Examinations. Last
date for filing application is noted
in each case.
United States Civil Service:
Radio Inspector, Salary $2600,
March 6, 1941.
AssistantRadio Inspector, Salary
$2000, March 6, 1941.
Staff Dietitian, Salary $1800, Until
further notice.
Institution Cosmetic Therapist CI,
Salary $95 a mo., Feb. 21, 1941.
Sanatorium Attendant C, Salary
$80 a mo., March 5, 1941.
Motorcycle Repairman A, Salary
$130 a mo., Feb. 21, 1941.
Park Ranger C, Salary $80 a mo.,
Feb. 28, 1941.
Game Farmhand C, Salary $80 a
mo., March 5, 1941.
Child Welfare Worker Al, Salary
$140, Feb. 28, 1941.
Child Welfare Worker I, Salary
$150, Feb. 28, 1941.
Child Welfare Administrator II,
Salary $200, Feb. 28, 1941.
Industrial Hygiene Engineer I, Sal-
ary $150, March 5, 1941.
Supervisor of Printing, Salary
$4020, Feb. 21, 1941.
General Superintendent of Parks
and Recreation, Salary $8500, March
3, 1941.
.Complete announcement on file at
AL INFORMATION, 201 Mason Hall.
Office hours: 9-12 and 2-4.
Academic Notices
Bacteriology seminar, Monday, Feb-
bruary 24, at 8:00 p.m. in Room 1564
East Medical Building. Subject
"Malaria." All ipterested are invit-

Physics Colloquium: Prof. J. M.
Cork will speak on "Colorimetric Ex-
periments in Radioactivity" on Mon-
day, February 24, at 4:15 p.m. in
Room 1041 Randall* Laboratory of
Geography 72 (T, Th 11) is now
meeting in room 2225 A.H. instead of
225 A.H. All students please bring
50c for maps to next class meeting,
Tuesday, Feb. 25th.
Political Science 51 and 67 make-
up examinations will be given Fri-
day, February 28, at 1:30 p.m. Stu-
dents who missed the final examina-
tion in these courses should see me
before that date about taking the
make-up examinations.
H. B. Calderwood.
Required Hygiene Lectures for Wo-
men, 1941: All first and second sem-
ester freshmen women are required
to take the hygiene lectures, which
are to be given the second semester.
Upperclass women Who have not com-
pleted the hygiene lectures, or their
equivalent Hygiene 101; should also

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